- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Ritual repetitive acts can be performed to try and alleviate high anxious feelings. Example maybe: Washing ourselves repeatedly or having order in your life and objects need to be arranged in a precise way, obsessive about safety and checking and re-checking household appliances.
- Social Anxiety, fear of spaces, fear of leaving the house, fear that people are out to get us, fear of public transport, fear of our own anger or aggressive thoughts.
- Phobias such a fear of spiders, bugs, Mice, blood, water, illnesses, Fear of paces, having cancer or other illnesses.
When faced with these situations that trigger these intense sensations of fear and panic overwhelm us. Often we will spend a lot of time trying to avoid these triggers and this can cause a problem in living day to day. When we are unable to manage the feeling of anxiety and cope with this by finding unhelpful behaviours to try and lower the intensity of the feeling, but this most often, in the long run, prolongs the anxious experience and escalate behaviour and be a cause of added frustration and despair.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms then this is where I can help!
Anxiety gets better by exploring in therapy the root cause of it. This may not be a pain as it sounds. By understanding the root cause, we can have a much better handle on dealing with anxiety because we can then put a framework on it that allows us to put the anxiety in a place where it belongs, in the past! Also by learning to relax, and learn to de-intensify the anxious feeling we can live a more engaging and productive life. It may be more manageable than you presently think!
All this is done in private, confidential one to one sessions.